I am not really a handbag sort of person. The Animal handbag I use most was bought when I was pregnant with Freyja, mainly based on its size. It was perfect for putting in all the useful paraphernalia needed by a heavily pregnant woman, which was no where near as much as all the bits and pieces that needed to go in there when I became a mother.
I would love to be able to share amazing beauty products or handy items which are inside my handbag, but unfortunately the ugly truth is that the contents of my “mam-bag” are as follows:
Sachets of red and brown sauce, hot chocolate and a Lapsang Souchong tea bag collected from various cafes/hotels. Packet of Frootz, a Frutella sweet and about 1/3 of a “Bear” Yo-Yo
A mass of receipts and bits of paper and a frog-shaped car air freshener (which has never once been used in my car)
Four pens ball-point pens (which may or may not work) and two free pencils from a famous Scandinavian furniture store
Wipes and 2 nappies (actually in Emily’s size!), two chunky books, a food saver clip, Freyja’s sunglasses, a plastic hairband, a baby spoon and a single baby sock
A scrunchie, Radox anti-bacterial hand gel and a Boots No 7 lip shimmer stick
10p, 20p and something which may have once been a raisin (completely flattened and covered in fluff and something sparkly)
You may be wondering about the where-abouts of a purse. Well, my mam-bag being so full of crap, I have abandoned it in favour of the deep pockets of my Matalan Parka, which was bought mainly for the size of its pockets. In here you will find…..
My purse, 2 ball point pens, 3 board pens (I am a teacher remember), an eraser, 2 mis-matched hair clips, a packet with 2 remaining Hall’s Soothers, a pair of cheap, black woolly gloves and another pile of miscellaneous bits of paper and receipts.
However, there is one final dirty little secret. After our last trip to Slimbridge, one of bags of bird seed I bought to feed the ducks and geese split, so one pocket has an inch depth of seed filling it….
So fellow bloggers, what is in your handbag? Is it a handbag horror like mine?